Day 2 - Day 8 - Surf Playa Hermosa and the near by beaches.
Early departure from Hotel Adventure Inn towards Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coast. On the way you can admire the biodiversity of astonishing jungles as you will drive through the beautiful mountain road from the High Central Valley to the Pacific Ocean. It is 2 hours drive to Playa Hermosa, on the way you can stop for breakfast at one of the typical Costa Rican dinners called "Soda" or by fruits in one of the many fruit stands on the way.
Check in Hotel Terraza del Pacifico.
Terrazas del Pacifico Hotel is a beautiful small and private resort, beach front to one of Costa Rica 's fastest and most notorious breaks Playa Hermosa, a unique destination for a perfect surf vacation. At Hotel Terraza Del Pacifico, we combine quietness and security with a party vibe and ambiance. The best international surfing contests have taken place at Terraza del Pacifico. Also, rooms are spacious and open-air restaurant will provide you with the most comfortable atmosphere. Other than surf and one of the biggest attractions is the Chiclets Tree Canopy Tour, whish is one of the biggest and oldest in Costa Rica, and will be a compliment to your trip. The most important facilities of the hotel are right outside your door, you have a beach with big waves that invite you to surf the whole day. A beautiful ranch bar in front of the beach offers great views, good snacks, cool drinks and great music. An adult swimming pool with a wet bar is also a great attraction.
Famous breaks in the area:
Playa Hermosa Very strong beach break. This long stretch of break peaks working any given day, but the preferred sand bar is located in front of a large tree known as the Almendro. The waves conditions are generally best when the tide is rising.
Boca Barranca A river mouth with a very long left, located 100 kms of San Jose with excellent access, paved road. Many places to stay. Dark water during rainy season scares off many. Boca Barranca and any other nearby beach are no contaminated. Boca Barranca offers some of the best wave's pf the country.
Puerto Caldera This spot has very very good left located 3 km south of Boca Barranca, Puntarenas.
Playa Tivives and valor Featuring a variety of waves from beach breaks (Tivives) to a rocky point (valor). Good quality rights and lefts.
Playa Escondida Excellent point break that peaks up forming a very good left and a surfable right. Accessible by land I you are a member of the beach club there (fresh water shower on the beach for member and guests), or by taxi boat to the cove to the south. You can rent a boat from playa Jaco or playa Herradura.
>Playa Jaco Can be good beach break when the surf is not too big. Tends to close out when it gets over 5 feet. Playa Jaco is approximately 2 hours from San Jose ( 140 km), and the waves are not always dependable. One of its principal attraction has been surfing, this because of its location on the central pacific and it being so close to great quantity of places, specially playa Hermosa, playa Escondida, and Boca Barranca, Puntarenas. Jaco is a growing center of tourism enjoyment, with hotels, cabins and camp grounds.
Roca Loca Located 1.5 km south of playa Jaco. A rocky point with rights that break over submerged rocks. To get the point, you will have to climb a small hill.
Esterillos Este, Esterillos Oeste, Bejuco, Boca Damas . Beach breaks, good wave forms, the points located very close to playa Hermosa, making easy access. The wave conditions are very similar to those of playa Hermosa usually feet bigger.